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The Boston Celtics have released an update on Kristaps Porzingis, listing him as questionable for Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

Porzingis, who missed Game 4 due to a Left Posterior Tibialis dislocation, is still recovering from the injury. The Latvian forward’s absence was felt in Dallas, where the Celtics suffered a 38-point loss to the Mavericks.

In the Finals, Porzingis has been averaging 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in 22 minutes per game.

Despite the setback, the Celtics lead the series 3-1 and aim to secure their 18th championship title in front of their home crowd.

Boston’s coaching staff is closely monitoring Porzingis’ condition, assessing his readiness for the crucial matchup. The decision on his availability will significantly impact the team’s strategy for Game 5.

Porzingis’ potential return would bolster the Celtics’ defense and add a reliable scoring option.